Mini dental implants are revolutionary replacement teeth that can not only replace single teeth, but also stabilize existing dental work like dentures and bridges. Our Saint Louis dentist office is happy to offer mini dental implants as well as conventional dental implants to our patients. Many patients wonder how these treatments differ—today we’re going to talk about what the mini dental implant placement process is like—read on for more info!
The placement process for conventional, full-sized dental implants takes several months to complete. The titanium root of the dental implant is placed into the jawbone, and then the jaw and gum tissue is left to heal completely—this can take a few months to complete. Once the foundation is healed and secure, it is topped with a white dental restoration.
The mini dental implant placement process, on the other hand, is much faster and does not require significant healing time. Mini dental implants are placed in one appointment—the mini dental implant titanium root is placed into the jawbone, and capped with a restoration right away.
Because mini dental implant roots are much thinner than traditional implant roots, they are less invasive and traumatic to bone tissue when they are implanted. This means that mini dental implants do not require the same lengthy recovery time (allowing the bone tissue to heal) that regular sized implants do.
Many patients who want to stabilize their dentures are choosing mini dental implants to improve the appearance and functionality of their smiles. Mini dental implants are placed in just one day, and they are more affordable than conventional dental implants.
If you want to learn more about this exciting treatment option, give our Saint Louis dental implant dentist a call today! We can help you determine whether mini dental implants are right for you at your first consultation.